Sequel meaning

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The definition of a sequel is something that follows, or the second volume of a book or movie that continues where the first ended or that expands the story that came before.

Movies such as The Matrix 2 or Transformers 2 are examples of sequels.

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A result or consequence.
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Something that follows as a continuation, especially a literary, dramatic, or cinematic work whose narrative continues that of a preexisting work.
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A result or consequence.
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Something that follows; anything subsequent or succeeding; continuation.
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A literary work, film, etc. complete in itself but continuing a story begun in an earlier work, film, etc.
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See SQL.
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(narratology) A narrative that is written after another narrative set in the same universe, especially a narrative that is chronologically set after its predecessors, or (perhaps improper usage) any narrative that has a preceding narrative of its own.
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Plural form of sequela.
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Origin of sequel

  • Middle English sequele from Old French sequelle from Latin sequēla from sequī to follow sekw-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin sequela, from sequi (“to follow").

    From Wiktionary